MICROFORM: Preferring to infect an unconscious host, the Fluvium's symptoms include a dangerously high fever, the development of a colorful epidermal "fuzz" and bizarre, vivid dreams accompanied by somnambulism. Typically, a host can break free from the Fluvium's false reality only upon identifying and "defeating" whatever colorful, childish avatar it has chosen to take in their mind.
REPRODUCTION: A Fluvium's infection cycle ends with the host falling into one final, dreamless sleep. Tiny, colorless Fluvium, thick with white "down," will sprout from the body on wart-like stalks of host flesh, breaking away and drifting off in the wind.
PERSONALITY: the Fluvium is an infinitely curious entity, and enjoys learning everything it can about a new host from within their mind, often manipulating the victim's dreams into challenging puzzles and personally tailored moral dilemmas to observe their reaction.
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